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KQED Public Radio: Friday, April 18, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

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Friday, April 18, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Cloning / Stem Cell Update Researchers have taken DNA from two adults and injected it into donated eggs. The result? Embryos that have the genetic blueprint of the adults. Cells from these embryos were then cloned, and they can produce large quantities of a wide variety of cells. Those cells can be used for research and disease treatment.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    Radio Specials The Cruelest Month "April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain." The famous words of poet T.S. Eliot prompted the show to mix an anthology of American poets, who examine the mysteries of love in various forms. Listen to former Poets Laureate Billy Collins, Charles Simic, Rita Dove, and Kay Ryan, who offer their poetic insights and reflections into the ambiguous and enticing world of love, on The Cruelest Month, a finalist for the New York Festivals International Radio Award.
  • 2:20 am
    Radio Specials Food & Spirituality with host Rachael Myrow This special broadcast explores the ways we use food to connect to our spiritual and cultural traditions in the Bay Area. We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet. Listeners will also hear pieces about an Ethiopian New Year's celebration, Armenians exploring their heritage through food, the celebration of the Hindu elephant god Ganesha's birthday at a temple, and finally a meditation on the Zen tradition of Mindful Eating.
  • 3:00 am
    Morning Edition Elizabeth Warren on Her New Memoir When Elizabeth Warren was growing up, her father got sick and her family almost lost their home. She went on to set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and now sits on the Senate Banking Committee. The show talks with Elizabeth Warren about her new memoir.
  • 5:00 am
  • MORNING
  • 6:33 am
    The Do List Host Cy Musiker and San Francisco Chronicle Executive Datebook editor David Wiegand look ahead at the hottest tickets and most spectacular shows this coming week in Northern California.
  • 8:00 am
  • 8:33 am
    The Do List The Do List This week, we're talking about the photos that made Yosemite, a giant robot and a music crawl through Oakland.
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Caffeine: How Our Favorite Stimulant Helps and Hurts Us Coffee. Some days your morning cup leaves you jittery and overly chatty, and other days you can barely lift your head off your keyboard. Turns out that coffee, like so many caffeinated items, is unpredictable and unregulated -- the amount of caffeine in a cup of the same brand, made the same way, can vary wildly. Journalist Murray Carpenter has traveled to South America and China, interviewing consumers, scientists, regulators and industry representatives to get the full story on caffeine. He joins us to talk about his new book, "Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us."
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Alex Honnold: Rock Climbing's Rising Star Rock climber Alex Honnold has scaled some of the world's toughest mountains, and he's done it without a rope or harness. The Sacramento native and former UC Berkeley engineering student earned international renown for climbing one of the steepest parts of Yosemite's Half Dome in world record time -- 82 minutes -- and later won Climbing Magazine's "Golden Piton," one of the sport's highest honors. Honnold joins us to talk about tackling some of the world's scariest climbs, and his plans to scale one of the world's tallest buildings in Taiwan.
  • 11:00 am
    Science Friday How Our Bodies Evolved From Fishy Ancestors Do tadpoles hiccup? And can sharks get hernias? Host Ira Flatow looks at how the human body evolved from our fishy ancestors. Plus, Amir Aczel talks about why science can't disprove the existence of God.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    Science Friday Farming and Climate Change / Earth-Like Exoplanet / E.O. Wilson How will climate change affect what's on your plate? Ira Flatow and guests discuss farming in a warmer world. Also, astronomers have just discovered a distant planet that looks a lot like Earth, orbiting its star at a distance at which water could exist as liquid. And E.O. Wilson, the father of biodiversity, takes listeners on a walk through a formerly war-ravaged wildlife reserve.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air Comedian Amy Schumer Comedian Amy Schumer writes, directs and stars in "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central. It recently began its second season. Prior to that, she starred in the Comedy Central special "Mostly Sex Stuff." She's also guest starred on "Girls," "Louie," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "30 Rock." She made her network debut in 2007 on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace The Male Workforce and the Recession The male workforce was hit especially hard during the recession. Has it recovered as the rest of the economy has?
  • 4:30 pm
    The California Report The California Report Magazine Filmmaker and transgender activist Christopher Lee fought to bring light to the struggles of transgender people throughout his life. Now, his untimely death has become the focus of proposed legislation in Sacramento.
  • 5:00 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


    Transgender Recognized as Third Gender in India -- The transgender community of India -- storied in Hindu mythology and Vedic literature -- is now India's newest and third gender. A landmark ruling by the country's Supreme Court accorded them formal recognition and said they were entitled to equal rights of every other Indian citizen. It's a milestone for the issue of sexual identity in India and for a class of society that has been discriminated against and marginalized.
  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    The California Report Transgender Activist's Death Opens New Political Battle Filmmaker and transgender activist Christopher Lee fought to bring light to the struggles of transgender people throughout his life. Now, his untimely death has become the focus of proposed legislation in Sacramento.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air Comedian Amy Schumer Comedian Amy Schumer writes, directs and stars in "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central. It recently began its second season. Prior to that, she starred in the Comedy Central special "Mostly Sex Stuff." She's also guest starred on "Girls," "Louie," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "30 Rock." She made her network debut in 2007 on NBC's "Last Comic Standing."
  • 8:00 pm
    Commonwealth Club Ron Paul: Liberty Defined The term "liberty" is so commonly used in our country that you might say it has become a cliche. But do we know what it means? What it promises? How it factors into our daily lives? And most important, can we recognize tyranny when it is sold to us disguised as a form of liberty? Former U.S. congressman Ron Paul posits that to believe in liberty is not to believe in any particular social and economic outcome. It is to trust in the spontaneous order that emerges when the state does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. It permits people to work out their problems for themselves, build lives for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own decisions.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
    Forum Alex Honnold: Rock Climbing's Rising Star Rock climber Alex Honnold has scaled some of the world's toughest mountains, and he's done it without a rope or harness. The Sacramento native and former UC Berkeley engineering student earned international renown for climbing one of the steepest parts of Yosemite's Half Dome in world record time -- 82 minutes -- and later won Climbing Magazine's "Golden Piton," one of the sport's highest honors. Honnold joins us to talk about tackling some of the world's scariest climbs, and his plans to scale one of the world's tallest buildings in Taiwan.
  • 11:00 pm
    The California Report Transgender Activist's Death Opens New Political Battle Filmmaker and transgender activist Christopher Lee fought to bring light to the struggles of transgender people throughout his life. Now, his untimely death has become the focus of proposed legislation in Sacramento.
  • 11:30 pm
    All Things Considered Airbnb Begins to Collect Hotel Taxes Online rental brokers like Airbnb have made billions of dollars by taking existing housing and marketing it to tourists. But the businesses have not charged "hotel" taxes, leaving millions in tax revenue uncollected. Now, Ben Trefny of KALW reports that Airbnb has announced it will work with some cities around the country to get the money.
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered Were Jewish Registration Leaflets in Ukraine a Hoax? Leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine register with militant groups have been widely derided as a hoax. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the leaflets, citing them as evidence of anti-Semitism in the region. However, few people there give any credence to the leaflets, seeing them as a joke or the work of provocateurs.
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